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How to force Windows 7 to use the entire available RAM

It is a little known fact that Windows 7 doesn’t use the entire available RAM by default. For example if you have 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit Windows 7, it will use around 7.1GB of it (in the case of 4GB of RAM and 32-bit Windows 7, it will use around 3.5GB). The reason for this behavior is not completely known, but it is quite possible to alter it – to force Windows 7 to use all available RAM.
How do we do this? First, open the Start menu and enter msconfig in the start search box:

and hit Enter. The System Configuration window will open:

Navigate to the Boot tab:

Click the Advanced options button. A new window will open:

In the BOOT Advanced Options window check the Maximum memory option:

Click OK to close the boot options dialog and another OK to close the System Configuration window.
Restart your computer for the changes to take effect:

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Improve Windows 7 speed by making it use more RAM

It’s a well known fact that anything runs faster if it runs from the system memory, rather the hard-drive. Have a lot of RAM? Windows not running fast enough for you? Well you can easily “force” drivers and a part of the system code to run entirely in the system memory with a simple registry tweak.

Note: This should be done only and only if your system has a considerable amount of RAM.

So, let’s open the registry editor. First open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box and press Enter:
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How to make Opera 11 use less memory

Opera 11 is a pretty good browser and I prefer it to Firefox and Google Chrome for many reasons. I will launch into explanations on why Opera is my choice in this article, rather than explain a little trick which will make Opera use les RAM. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disabling the Windows 7 indexing feature

The Windows 7 indexing feature is a really cool feature which allows you to search rapidly for different types of files in different folders. But unfortunately there is one drawback. To have adequate indexes, Windows 7 constantly updates them. And that is not quite cheap in terms of RAM. So here we will show you how to disable the Indexing feature.

First open the Start menu and type in services.msc in the Search box:
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How to make Firefox 3 use less memory by limiting the pages it stores in the cache

Many users think that Firefox 3 is way too slow and takes up way too much RAM. Well I partially agree with them. Still, there are certain tweaks that may modify the behavior of Firefox so it will use less memory.
For example, Firefox stores a certain number of pages in its memory (therefore in the RAM) to speed up the Back and Forward features. It is possible to modify that number. This may slow the browsing a little bit, but will limit the memory Firefox uses.

First, open Firefox and open a blank tab. Enter about:config in the Address Bar and press Enter:
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How to make Firefox 3 use less memory by decreasing the memory cache capacity

For long years Firefox has been my favorite browser. Fast, reliable, user-friendly. But Firefox 3 was kind of a disappointment. It uses way too much memory, it’s slow and this really gets on my nerves. Nonetheless, it is the best browser in terms of usability, security and tabbed browsing experience. So I decided to try and tweak it a bit. One of the tweaks I managed to come up with was to decrease the memory cache capacity. This means that the cache stored in the memory of Firefox (and therefore in the RAM) will be decreased as well.

Open Firefox and open a blank tab. Enter about:config in the Address Bar and press Enter:
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How to Add More RAM Memory to Notebook/Laptop

RAM memory is this part of each computer which store files and application while the user working with them. Because access to RAM Memory is thousands time faster than access to HDD (Hard Disk Drive), the speed of your your computer is hardly dependable from amount of installed memory.

Simple explanation of this is modern Operation Systems. When you are using to many applications simultaneously, the available free RAM Memory is out. And then, the Operation System takes this part of data from RAM memory which is not used soon, and write the data to temporary memory file on the hard disk. This process is slow because of different speed to access to RAM Memory and hard disk.

That way is good to Add More Memory to your computer when you feel performance drain and Operation System lag.

Like in the Desktop PCs, notebooks and laptops also use RAM memory, but they are with different size format and called – SODIMMs. In this tutorial I will show you How to Add More RAM Memory to Notebook/Laptop. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to install RAM Drive in Windows XP

Even in Windows XP sometime we need to use RAM Disk Drive . RAM Disk Drive is virtual disk drive which is placed in RAM memory and he have to be accessed like normal disk from Windows Explorer or any other file management program by selecting this Disk Drive letter. RAM Disk Drive is suitable for storing performance-critical files, for benchmarking, for placing virtual memory, etc.Free RAM Disk Drive can by downloaded from AR Soft website. Read the rest of this entry »

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